Everyday Victim Blaming

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The need for care when sharing images of missing children

Within hours of the bombing at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, people across social media were sharing images of those who were declared missing. Some of these were shared by family and friends who knew girls and women attending the concert, but who had not yet heard whether they were safe. These images were also being shared by more »

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In the News 25.31

Canada judge critiques system in sexual assault case: ‘No one asks to be raped’ by Ashifa Kassam A judge in Ontario has used his verdict in a sexual assault trial to deliver a scathing critique of rape myths, the treatment of sexual assault complainants in Canada’s legal system and expectations on how survivors should act more »

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Mass murderers have one thing in common – and it’s not a ‘women’s problem’ by @polblonde

Terror, it seems, often starts at home. Whether they are self-proclaimed jihadists or men with a grievance, a pattern is emerging among the mass killers whose murderous rages have claimed so many victims in recent times. A history of grudges against women and a record of domestic violence have been common factors in a number more »

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In the News: 13.6-20.6

The Stanford rape and the social media effect by Winnie M Li At the time of my own rape, I found myself Googling news stories and reading what complete strangers were saying about it. Yet, nowhere was there a place for me, the victim, to speak. The Stanford rape victim and social media have changed more »

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In Orlando, as Usual, Domestic Violence Was Ignored Red Flag by @schemaly

Early Sunday morning, Omar Mateen began killing people in what became the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. Authorities will now study what may have made the 29-year-old go to the Pulse gay nightclub with the intention of ending so many lives. The Washington Post reported Monday that “although family members said Mateen had expressed anger about homosexuality, the more »

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